I was born in the Soviet Union, but immigrated to the US in 1992. Before falling head-first into photography, I explored the world of biology at Stanford University, only to quickly realize that sitting behind a desk for 8 hours a day wasn’t the life I wanted. I soon switched to photography and received a BFA from CCAC. My work has appeared in SPIN, FHM, NME and shows up daily in 7×7 Magazine. For over 15 years, I’ve been involved in the San Francisco business and art communities. I’ve photographed some of the most prolific and notable musicians, celebrities, fashion brands, events, and venues in the world.